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Roll Call of all known Military Service Deaths. A Military Service Death is classified as the death of a member of the Chicago Police Department who has been killed serving their Country in the armed forces while on leave from the Department.

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Patrolman Joseph E. Ives

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Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
10 Feb 1912
Death Classification:
Military Service Death
Star #:
Incident Date:
04 Apr 1918
Cause of Death:
Crash - Plane
End of Watch:
04 Apr 1918
Unit of Assignment:
4th District, 4th Precinct - South Wabash
Date of Birth:
04 Oct 1886
6 years, 1 months, 25 days
District of Incident (Present Day):
Ellington Field, TX

Memorial Details:

Calvary Cemetery - Evanston, Illinois
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:


2nd Lieutenant Joseph E. Ives served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a pilot and served and was a veteran of World War I. He was a graduate of The School of Military Aeronautics and a member of Class 23, graduating on December 15, 1917 in Austin, Texas.

On April 4, 1918, Joseph E. Ives, Died Non-Battle (DNB), in a plane crash at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas after his plane went into a stall and spun out of control crashing into the ground. His Aircraft was a Curtiss JN-4, Serial Number SC-1526, “ Jenny“ one of a series of “ JN“ biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company.


Patrolman Joseph E. Ives, Star #1254, aged 31 years, was a 6 year, 1 month, 25 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 4th District, 4th Precinct - South Wabash.

Officer Ives was laid to rest on April 4, 1918 in Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. His grave is located in Section L, Block 4, Lot 36.

Patrolman Joseph E. Ives, born October 4, 1886, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on February 10, 1912. He was born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Phillips High School and lived at 6008 South Prairie Avenue.

Officer Ives was survived by his mother, Margaret J. and sister, Irene M.